In November, Norman Dorsen ’53 delivered the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey’s 57th Vanderbilt Lecture. The topic was “Seeking Civil Liberties,” and that’s something Dorsen has done throughout his career. President of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1976 to 1991, he has been active in many of the most prominent civil rights cases of the last 50 years, often going against popular opinion to fight for fundamental freedoms. Recently, recognition for his work seems to be seeking him—some of it from places as far-flung as Argentina: In November 2012, the University of Buenos Aires School of Law granted him an honorary doctorate. Closer to home, the ACLU established a prize in his name to be awarded to academics who advance the agenda on civil liberties. A longtime director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program at New York University School of Law and a faculty member at NYU, Dorsen was honored by the school this year with the dedication of a seminar room in his name in which photographs, plaques, and other memorabilia are displayed to commemorate his career, including his activism and his scholarship. In June, there was a new publication to add: “The Embattled Constitution,” co-edited with Catharine DeJulio and published by NYU Press.